Irish wildflowers





Greater Stitchwort
Stellaria holostea
Tursarraing mhór
Family: Caryophyllaceae

Flowering time: April-June. Perennial. Native.

White flowers with divided petals. Bracts like smaller leaves. Pairs of narrow rough-edged linear-lanceolate leaves. Weak stems, more/less upright. Height: 15-60 cm.

Common in hedgebanks, woodland, except on very acid soils.

Similar: Lesser Stitchwort, S. graminea. Smaller, deeper-split petals.
Field Mouse-ear, Cerastium arvense
     


    



Greater Stitchwort

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